A short introduction to Yours.org — plus beginner tips!
What is YOURS.ORG?
It's a new type of online community (or social media application) where post-creators can choose how to get paid (in Bitcoin Cash) for content they share on yours.org. So unlike other social networks where you don't get paid - here on http://yours.org you can earn and get paid. You can post many different types of content: Videos, Creative Writing, Music, Pictures, Stories, Journalism, Links, Files/Code, Blogs, and a whole lot more.
Depending on what (and where) you post, some people might vote or tip or BUY the content others may choose to purchase your paid content if you choose to share it. People are much more likely to vote or tip new and interest content that you create, such as your own writing or your own photography, etc.
The great thing about http://yours.org is that you can now post for free, which means everyone is welcome — including you! It also means there is no deposit requirement to start!
Start a free account
If you don't already have an account, follow the steps below to get started: ________ Step 1: Visit http://yours.org & hit sign-up. Step 2: Enter a nickname, email, password.
TIP! Need a free email account? Not a problem! Get one at: http://protonmail.com Step 3: Customize your profile (It's better to at least have some kind of picture) Tap on the circle at the far top right, then, tap the bigger circle to choose your avatar, follow the instructions for Gravatar, or just do this later! Step 4: Create your first post (It’s free!) Tap on the create button at the far top right, Enter the title, such as an introductory post. Decide if you'd like to add paid content.
TIP! Add images to your post using a free account at : http://imgur.com - upload your photo there and copy the jpg/png url and paste it in the content textbox - then hit return/enter! Step 5: Choose how to get paid, and the category/community. For your first post make the purchase price zero and make the comment price zero — until you learn more about the platform. Choose the "General" Community if you aren't posting something specific like Art, Music, etc. Then hit publish. ________
Parts of Yours.org
At the top of yours.org are the community categories: general crypto fiction art music science funny photos meta TIP! More categories can be found via the search tool at the top right. (example https://www.yours.org/search?q=painting) Tapping on the Yours Logo at the top left will show you all the communities. (yours.org/all)
At the top of each community page or area are the following filters/areas: HOT - FOLLOWING - PURCHASED - TOP - NEW Hot - will show you posts that are active and getting votes recently. Following - will show you friends that you have followed on yours.org. Purchased - (Now this is cool) Purchased will keep a list of posts you've purchased! Top - will show you the most popular posts within a certain amount of time. New - will show you the new posts, and if you want to see everything going on on yours.org you can see all the new posts at https://www.yours.org/y/all/new/
A great part about the https://www.yours.org/y/all/new/ new area is that you can become a Yours.org Curator. What this means is that when you see new posts that you enjoy or appreciate, you vote on them (and tip/purchase/etc them if you like). When you vote on a post, other users on yours.org are more likely to see that post appear in the "Hot" area. If another user votes on the same post as you - you earn some Bitcoin too!
Comments — & Paid Comments
Underneath each post is an area to reply to other users and provide some communication with the author of the post (and communication with other users). When you comment here the author will get a notification too. So another great part about yours.org is that if you provide a great comment, the author or another user may decide to vote or tip your comment! In some ways this can be a good way to earn on yours.org
TIP! Check out the hot area/filter and comment something useful or meaningful on one of the hot posts - and the author (or other users) may vote or tip your comment.
When you create an account on yours.org - the service also creates a digital wallet for you (this is how it stores what you earn and keeps track of what you spend). If you like, you can deposit Bitcoin cash into this wallet to tip or vote, or buy content on yours.org. At any time, you may withdraw your balance to another Bitcoin cash wallet outside of yours.org - make sure to follow the instructions on how to backup your wallet. To see your wallet balance, tap your profile photo on the top right. There you can withdraw and deposit as well as see a list of transaction histories. You can learn very in-depth about wallets and more at http://reddit.com/r/btc or http://bitcoincash.org
Also in the top right profile photo drop-down link is your profile page, where you can see your previous posts, find your drafts, see your followers, and edit your avatar.
Paid functions of Yours.org
It costs 25-cents to vote, and when you vote, a percentage goes to other users who also vote on that post. Not only does voting help the poster increase their chance of reaching a wider audience, but you can also earn when other people vote on the same post - making it possible to curate.
Tips show you appreciate the content beyond the vote. A great thing about tipping is that you can also set how much you'd like to tip, I'm not sure: but I think tipping also does influence the popularity of a post.
Buy-it-now - (Paywall)
This is anything you place into the "Paid" area when you create a post. Here you set the purchase price of the post. At the bottom of this post, I will show an example, and if you spend a couple of cents you will see that the paid content then becomes accessible (a picture of a happy cat). This is great for posting files, high-quality music files, website template files, code, zip files, high-quality photos (unwatermarked photos), high quality artwork (maybe for prints), behind-the-scenes information or uncut scenes, and exclusive writing or scoops, etc, etc.
Something to think about is that yours.org gets paid a small percentage when you use the buy-it-now (or paywall) function when creating paid content. Not only will that help you earn, but it will help yours.org keep going!
So what will you post on http://yours.org?
I hope you enjoyed this short introduction to Yours.org and I hope it helps you get on your way to posting and earning from new updates on Yours.org! See you!
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